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Carcieri raps Prov officials on immigration

From the gov's office:

Governor Donald L. Carcieri today decried the City of Providence's continued refusal to work with Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to prevent illegal immigrants from committing reprehensible crimes against Rhode Island citizens.  The Governor said that the recent arrest of Marco Riz, an illegal immigrant who had been ordered deported, is a sad but vivid example of why he issued his Executive Order on illegal immigration.
 
“It is obvious that Mayor Cicilline and the Chief of Police Dean Esserman are following through with their decision not to support my Executive Order on illegal immigration.” Governor Carcieri said.  “Had they checked with ICE after either of this individual's two previous arrests, he certainly would not have had the opportunity to car-jack and rape a young woman in Roger Williams Park.  Unfortunately, inaction by Providence has public safety ramifications for individuals and families across Rhode Island.” 
 
According to reports from ICE, Marco Riz was arrested twice last year and the Providence Police Department failed to use the ICE NLTS system to verify his immigration status.  In fact, it has been reported that ICE has even offered assistance to help with illegal immigration issues, but that offer has been declined.

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